Syncing Ableton to Traktor tempo while allowing flexibility for position within current bar
I've successfully synced Ableton to the currently playing track in Traktor by using the method described here:
The problem with this method is that while the beats are perfectly in sync, I often find that the bars are out of sync, e.g. Ableton is one or two beats in the bar ahead or behind of Traktor.
One possible solution is to hit the SYNC button in Traktor's metronome panel (as opposed to the SYNC button on a deck) - this effectively stops and restarts Traktor's MIDI clock back to beat 1 of bar 1. It's a bit fiddly - you have to press it a little ahead of time for it to work, just after the last beat of the outgoing bar. This solution is not ideal for me, as generally I am looking at Ableton, not Traktor. Sometimes Traktor will even be on another machine, controlled by another person.
Another solution would be to hook up a MIDI footswitch to the Traktor machine and assign it to the metronome SYNC button via the Controller Manager. I could then control that part remotely.
But, I would prefer it if there was some way to do this within Ableton alone, by observing the incoming MIDI clock and then offsetting it as required. It seems like it should be a common thing to do.
If it is not possible, then I will either write a Max for Live device to do it, or use some kind of intermediate MIDI app.
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